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  O-5
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  November 5, 2007
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR GALLUCCIO
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR MURPHY
MAYOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR SIMMONS
VICE MAYOR TOOMEY

WHEREAS: Cambridge is a dense city with a variety of residential, commercial, retail and public uses existing in close proximity to each other; and
  
WHEREAS: Light pollution is increasingly a problem in Cambridge as security lighting illuminates people;s residences, making it more difficult to sleep and otherwise enjoy one's residence; and
  
WHEREAS: Cambridge ordinance prohibits the shining of floodlights onto private property without the owner's consent; and
   

WHEREAS:

The impact of security lights on adjacent properties can be mitigated through proper positioning of lights, appropriate angling of lights and installation of shielding devices on lights; now therefore be it

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with relevant staff members and report back to the City Council on the City's program to enforce the City's light ordinance and address light pollution issues, to include:

*Number and type of equipment the City has to measure light as it illuminates private property;

*Number and position of City staff trained to measure light and to develop solutions to light pollution issues; and

*Number and substance of any light pollution complaints since January 1, 2006. 



  

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